LACONIA — Patrecia "Pat" (Chase) Hilson, 59, of 65 Davis Place, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital after a heroic battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Pat was born on May 20, 1955, in Laconia, the daughter of Stephen and Arlene (Provencal) Chase. Pat was a lifelong resident of Laconia. She spent the last 18 years working as the Quality Improvement Administrative Assistant for Lakes Region Community Services in Laconia. Prior to which she worked for the law offices of Fitzgerald & Sessler.
Pat enjoyed time with her family, floating in her pool, playing poker, spending time at the ocean, watching old movies, playing bingo and riding in her convertible.
Being an organ donor, Pat died the same way she lived, as an unsung hero.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Michael Hilson Sr.; her son, Justin Barkley and his wife Heidi; her daughter, Stephanie Chaffee and her husband George; her mother, Arlene Harbour; five grandchildren, Kylie, Keegan, Taylor, Alex and Austin; her sister, Joanne Brodtman who provided care during her illness; her brother-in-law, Tim; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her brothers, Karl and Stephen; and her stepfather, Sonny Harbour.
Memorial calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia using the Whipple Avenue entrance. A time of sharing and remembrances will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakes Region Community Services, PO Box 509, Laconia, NH 03247, to assist individuals served by LRCS enjoy camp and recreational opportunities.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:45
WARREN — Margaret A. (Edney) Murray, of Warren, passed away on Feb. 5, 2015, at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Murray was born on Aug. 5, 1935, the daughter of Merton and Ivah Edney of Easton, where Margaret grew up.
On June 5, 1953, Margaret married Harold L. Murray. They had five children together. Margaret stayed home to raise and care for their children. Later they moved to Belmont where they lived for many years. During this time Margaret provided childcare for her granddaughters, Allyson and Aime, while they were young. After the passing of her husband she moved to Warren where she has lived with her youngest daughter, Mary, for the past 17 years.
She loved animals, and always had a trusty dog by her side. She also enjoyed watching NASCAR, and her favorite driver was Dale Jr.
Survivors include four of her children, Alice Thayer of Laconia, Harold Murray of Alton, Mary Carlson of Warren, and George Murray of Belmont. Along with three granddaughters Allyson Hobby, Aime Greenwood, both of Laconia, and Crystal Murray of Alton. She has five wonderful great-grandsons. Several nieces and nephews and her little dog, Tutu.
She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Francis Murray; and her parents; her brothers, Clayton Edney, Francis Edney, and Merton Edney Jr.
There will be no calling hours. Margaret will be cremated and there will be a graveside service in the spring in Franconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests a memorial donation to an animal shelter of your choice in her memory.
The Mayhew Funeral Home and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Margaret's book of memories go to, www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:35
MEREDITH — Dorothy P. (Jean) Forsberg, 82, of Meredith, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith.
Born in Meredith on March 7, 1932, she was the daughter of Harry E. Sr. and Frances (Roberts) Plummer. She was raised in Meredith, graduating from the Meredith High School, Class of 1950.
Dorothy worked for the former Chase House Restaurant, in Meredith, the former White Mountain Power Co., former Peter French's Oil Service, and as an accountant for the Meredith News for 35 years.
She was a member of the Meredith Congregational Church, Order of the Eastern Star Ellacoya Chapter 43. She served as the Grand Chaplain of the Grand Chapter of the NH O.E.S., as the Chairman of the Meredith Democrat Committee, as the clerk of the Meredith Zoning Board. She was a member and past President Altrusa Club, of Meredith, President and member of ILHS Band Boosters, ILHS Dollars for Scholars, President and Board member of the Circle Drive Association, and she was a member of the Meredith Historical Society.
Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Leonard C. Forsberg Jr. in 1962; her brother, Harry E. Plummer Jr., who died in 2009.
She is survived by her two sons, John H. Forsberg and his wife Virginia, of Moultonborough, Robert S. Forsberg and his finance Brenda Grad of Meredith; three daughters, Deborah A. Armitage and her husband Howard of Warwick, R.I., Susan J. Stickney and her husband Fawn of Meredith, Cathy E. Forsberg, of Meredith; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsea, Jason, Jeremy, Jessica, Kate, Ashley, Andrew, Danielle, Susan and Kirk, 11 great-grandchildren;.a sister-in-law, June Plummer of Meredith; and one niece and two nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. A spring graveside service will be held at Meredith Village Cemetery on Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Dorothy's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:33
GILFORD — Cody J. Field, 22, of Glenridge Way, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Laconia.
Cody was born Aug. 11, 1992, to James Field and the late Barbara Lawrence.
He worked as a truck driver for GMI construction for four years.
Cody enjoyed karate, dirt biking and athletics. He loved spending time with friends and family and will be missed by many.
Cody is survived by his father, James Field of Gilford; a sister, Kassandra Field of Portsmouth; his grandfather, John D. Field Sr. of Clinton, Mass.; several cousins, aunts and uncles.
In addition to his mother he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Peter D. Lawerence and Caroline (Sibley) Lawrence.
Calling hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, using the Whipple Avenue entrance at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, 10 Ferry St., Suite 307, Concord NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an
online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:28